P. Szabo, Jr. brings over twenty (20)
years of professional public sector experience
focused primarily in municipal government.
is educated in public policy possessing both a Bachelor
of Science degree in Environmental Planning from Cook
College, Rutgers University
and Masters Degree in Public Administration from New
Professional Planner in the State of
, John has been heavily engaged in land use and
comprehensive planning issues that presently face the
Borough in such areas as Mount Laurel/COAH Issues
(affordable housing), Steep Slope/Environmental
Protection, Downtown Redevelopment, Open Space
Preservation, Municipal Zoning and Community Master
his extensive experience in municipal government, John
understands the inner workings of how municipalities
been a public administrator for over twenty (20) years, he
is thoroughly familiar with the numerous laws and
responsibilities of local government.
five years as an elected trustee
of the Oakland Board of Education, the last three of which
were served in the capacity
of School Board President.
Working closely with his colleagues on the Board,
School Administrators, Teachers and the Oakland Community;
he has played an important role in the growing excellence
of Oakland’s schools.
John and his wife, Donna, are actively involved in the
Oakland Community. They
are active parishioners at Our Lady of Perpetual Help,
Oakland where they teach CCD and are Eucharistic
is also a lector. John
is a proud member of the Ramapo Valley
Council Knights of Columbus.
Donna is active at the Dogwood Hill School
and Oakland Mother’s Club and has been involved in girl
scouting for over ten years..
believe I have the strong leadership skills necessary to
forge strong community ties that will enable us to achieve
great things here in Oakland. I am a
people oriented individual that allows me to relate well
to a broad range of citizenry.
My passion for public policy and desire to serve
this community is what motivated me to seek the office of mayor.
Now that the residents of this great town have elected me
to that office, I look forward to working with the Council in pursuit
initiatives that I feel will benefit our community.”
you have a question for Mayor Szabo or
would like to express your views, he would welcome
hearing from you.
can email Mayor Szabo at Mayor@Oakland-NJ.org